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About Mozilla

The mission of the Mozilla project is to preserve choice and innovation on the Internet.

We are:

  • The producer and provider of the award-winning Mozilla web and e-mail applications suite.
  • Leading innovators, developing the next generation of web browsers, e-mail software, web page editors and more.
  • A software development tools provider.
  • An open source community of developers and testers.
  • A partner for the technology industry.
  • An advocate for standards on the Net who provides tools for developing standard web content.
  • Educators, providing educational materials about Internet technologies and software development.
  • The future of the browser.

We are the producer and provider of the award-winning Mozilla web and e-mail applications suite

Best of 2003, Web Browser” - PC World Magazine
Best Web Browser, 2003” - LinuxJournal Magazine
Beyond Bliss” - Time Magazine
  • We offer a full suite of integrated Internet applications including a web browser, e-mail client, address book, web page composer, Internet chat software and calendar application.
  • Mozilla 1.5 is the most advanced, powerful Internet suite:
    • A modern web browser:
      • Tabbed browsing
      • Pop-up blocking
      • Advanced privacy and security controls and a more secure security architecture
      • Flexible enhancements and customization via plug-ins, extensions and themes
      • Customizable Sidebar
      • Password and form managers
      • The best web standards and compatibility for the wide variety of wide variety of content on the Internet.
    • Enterprise-grade e-mail software:
      • Sophisticated, adaptive, junk mail controls
      • Safe from virus that are affecting other e-mail clients
      • Multiple mail accounts
      • Mail message views
      • Spell checking
      • Image and plugin blocking in mail (or view as plaintext)
    • Advanced web page editing:
      • WYSIWYG editing of web pages
      • One-button publishing
    • The most extensive international features.
    • Unmatched uniform support across multiple platforms (Windows, Mac OS, Linux, and more).
  • Free downloads of our software for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, and more, or affordably-priced CDs available worldwide.
  • From Afrikaans to Zulu, Mozilla has been translated to over 50 languages since the release of Mozilla 1.0.
  • Need help? In addition to the numerous free online support resources, Mozilla now offers telephone support for end users.
  • Want even more info about Mozilla 1.5? Check out our products page.

We are leading innovators, developing the next generation of web browsers, e-mail software, web page editors and more

Mozilla's upcoming new products could make IE look very shabby indeed” - The Guardian
  • Mozilla Firebird: Our next generation browser, currently under development, will simplify and speed up your browsing experience.
  • Thunderbird: Our next generation standalone e-mail and newsgroup client can be used as a companion to Mozilla Firebird or by itself. Lightweight, fast, extensible and featuring sophisticated junk mail filters, Thunderbird sets a new standard for e-mail software.
  • Camino: Recommended by c|Net for its advanced security settings and privacy features, Camino is a native web browser for the MacOS X operating system.
  • Composer++: Our friends at Disruptive Innovations are hard at work on Composer++, a standalone version of Mozilla Composer, the Mozilla web page editor.

We are a software development tools provider

The tools we've built to develop and manage our own projects power hundreds of open source projects.

  • Bugzilla: the Mozilla bug tracking webtool to help you track progress in fixing bugs and implementing features that affect your applications.
  • LXR: a web interface to the Mozilla codebase that shows you every file in the repository as well as a line-by-line breakdown of who changed which line when in each file.
  • Bonsai: a web interface to the checkin log that you can query for checkins between certain dates, of certain files, or by certain developers.
  • Tinderbox: our 24/7 build and test webtool that constantly builds, tests, and reports on the Mozilla application suite on multiple platforms so you can see the state of the application at any given point in time.

We are an open source community of developers and testers

We are a partner for the technology industry

  • You can join the many companies and organizations that are using, distributing, and assisting in the development of Mozilla technologies. Mozilla partners include IBM, Sun Microsystems, Hewlett Packard, Red Hat and Lindows. Leading enterprises and large institutions around the world, including numerous universities and the French Ministry of Agriculture, have already switched to Mozilla.
  • We provide a wide variety of information to assist in developing products based on mozilla:
  • Ready to partner with Mozilla or deploy Mozilla in your enterprise or institution? Check out our Partners page.

We are an advocate for standards on the Net and provide tools for developing web standards content

  • Mozilla offers the best implementations of Internet standards.
  • Venkman: a JavaScript debugger with support for breakpoints, conditional breakpoints, local variable inspection, watch variables, single step, stop on error, profile data collection, report generation, code reformatting (pretty printing), and more.
  • DOM Inspector: a tool for inspecting and editing the structure and widgets of your user interface while your application is running.

We are educators, providing educational materials about Internet technologies and software development

Want More Information?

Information about the Mozilla Foundation is available on the Mozilla Foundation page. More detailed information about the Mozilla project is available in the Mozilla Developer Documentation's Introductory Material.